Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Northen LIghts on Parliament HillThe Northern Lights will be visible on Canada’s Parliament buildings again this summer courtesy of a striking new projection mapping show delivered by 17 Christie 3DLP projectors with content provided by id3...

 

 

Pioneer Transformers, a Canadian manufacturer of liquid filled and dry type power transformers, has named Specialized Power Solutions its representative for BC...

 

 

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) has signed on as a supporting partner of the 2016 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC), the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country...

 

 

Liteline’s complete SlimLED program is now Energy Star certified under the upcoming version 2.0 specification...

 

 

 

Desdowd Eaton Crouse-HindsLed by principals Patrick Marion and Jean-Sébastien Bercier, Desdowd Inc. will be responsible for driving Crouse-Hinds sales initiatives with their channel partners, contractors, engineering firms and end users. The appointment takes effect March 8...

 

 

World Green Building TrendsStrong growth is anticipated globally according to World Green Building Trends 2016, a report published by Dodge Data & Analytics...

 

 

 

CSA OxgearSafety boots made by Jiayi Shoes & Plastic Co. Ltd are not certified and may pose a safety risk, says CSA Group. An independent investigation conducted by CSA Group determined that the boots were not certified by CSA Group and do not meet the CSA standard...

 

 

Magiclite Martin LeguerrierSenior Vice President of Business Development Jeff Harris has announced the appointment of Martin Leguerrier as National Sales Manager, effective March 1, and Christian Galoiu to Sales Engineer — Quality Assurance Manager, effective February 1...

 

 

ArmowSamsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP’s Armow Wind power facility in Ontario is now up and running. Built by Ontario workers with Ontario-made products, Armow Wind is now creating clean power for up to 70,000 homes annually...

 

 

OPC Torbram WinnipegTorbram Electric Supply has opened its newest location, in Winnipeg, effective Monday, February 8, 2016...

 

 

 


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Cloud

There has been a lot of talk about cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models these days but both are relatively new to the lighting industry. Let’s take a look at what they are as well as their roles in commercial lighting.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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This article is an excerpt from a technical brief, “Understanding LM-80, Lumen Maintenance, and LED Fixture Lifetime,” by Philips Color Kinetics.

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Jean-Marc Myette

By Line Goyette

Meeting people in our industry often comes with surprises. This was the case with Jean-Marc Myette, Business Development Manager of ABB’s Electrification Products Division and chair of the Board of Electro-Federation Canada’s Quebec section. Not only does he know the electrical industry down to the most minute product and technological innovations, he is also a professional car racer on sabbatical, and someone very involved in his business community and personal life.

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